Motherhood is a synonym for "busy," and multitasking is our specialty. With that said, hands-free pumping just makes sense. Having our hands free makes pumping less stressful, easier to make adjustments to the breast pump controls, along with other tasks or activities, such as caring for your baby or older children, enjoying a snack, cooking, taking care of a household chore that brings you peace in accomplishing, and so many other opportunities. If you work a desk / office job, and going on pumping breaks is a limited option, saving desk tasks for when pumping is a great solution when you're able to go hands-free.
Breast milk is known for its antibodies, nutrient density, and numerous health benefits. We also frequently discuss the benefits of breastfeeding, juggling lifestyle, troubleshooting occasional problems, and learning the ins-and-outs of pumping! Just when you think you've learned all about breastfeeding and the amazing qualities of breast milk, we have a few bonus breastfeeding facts that you may not have heard of, thought of, or fully realized!
While it's true that milk transitioning may be delayed and that it can be uncomfortable to nurse after having the surgery, there are ways to encourage timely transitioning of mature milk and improved comfort in positioning.
The human body is so amazing and the transformation that happens when you're pregnant is simply incredible! From the outside, you probably get lots of compliments about your prenatal glow and who doesn't like to feel those sweet baby kicks? But when you're growing a baby, how can you keep up with the changes in body mechanics and alignment?
Wondering if you should pick up a pregnancy test at the store? Are you feeling a little queasy or maybe you've already had a missed period? Most women suspect they're having a baby long before they get a positive pregnancy test, but if it's your first pregnancy or you've been on birth control and not planning to have a baby right now, you might be wondering what to look for.
Just like with breastfeeding, pumping your breasts should most certainly not be painful or uncomfortable. While some discomfort and pain may happen, the occurrence of either could be an indicator that something needs to be adjusted or addressed.
Hand expressing breast milk is a useful tool for a number of reasons, such as encouraging milk flow, building breast milk supply in between feedings and pumping sessions, using in place of breast pumping, and collecting colostrum. Learning how to express breast milk can also relieve engorgement and clogged ducts, and is a priceless tool in emergencies when milk needs to be expressed or if baby is having trouble feeding.